- Egypt To Deploy 2,000 Ambulances For June 30 Protests
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Egypt To Deploy 2,000 Ambulances For June 30 Protests

Last update: 21/06/2013
CAIRO, June 21 (Bernama) -- At least 1,979 ambulances will be deployed in the main squares nationwide in preparation for massive anti-president protests scheduled for June 30, Egypt's Ambulance Authority said.

The ambulances will be deployed in all "hot spots" where throngs of protesters are expected to gather, including Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, Abdel Monem Riyad Square near Tahrir, the presidential palace vicinity in Heliopolis and Giza's Mostafa Mahmoud Square.

"We are not part of any political conflict and we just provide citizens with first aid and medical care regardless of their affiliations or ideologies," Ambulance Authority head Mohamed Sultan told Xinhua news agency.

"We'll also cover Al-Arbaeen Square of Suez, Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque Square in Alexandria and Al-Sa'a Square in Beheira," he said.

Sultan's statements came amid concerns over possible clashes at the end of the month between President Mohamed Morsi's opponents made up mostly of liberals, leftists and Copts, and his Islamist supporters who plan to stage pro-president protests on Friday.....


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